Backpacking above Sequim, Washington

  The southeast side of the Olympic Peninsula is a lovely area for adventure.  Most of this corner feeds into the Dungeness River (above Sequim) drainage.  Unique landscapes and forest can be found here.

  Our original plan had us in the mountainous zone of the Olympic Mountains.  Once we got there, I felt the snow conditions were too dangerous continue forward (once we got up there).  So we decided to go with a 'plan B walk'.

  This new plan would keep us out of the spring snow and camping in the high Olympic alpine for the remainder of the 4 days in the mountains.  It really worked out for the best and kept us out of spring avalanche danger.

Come along on this adventure through photography and video.

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Spring rains on the journey into the Olympic Mountains 

Olympic Mountain waterfall
Exploring the area

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Evening light in Olympic

Upper Royal Basin
We decided not to go no further and change our plan; headed into a new area

Constance Pass
Mount Constance in the evening light from camp

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Enjoying our high camp; after a long and strenuous day of hiking

Gossamer Gear

Mount Baldy Grey Wolf
#hatselfie on Grey Wolf Ridge

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Locus Gear Khafra Sil in the clouds

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Morning at Pyramid Camp

Olympic Mountains
Enjoying spring melt off - after descending back out of the mountains

My Video Documenting the Trip

Hiking Gear Used

Updated by Barefoot Jake in May 2016